I was sent by the gods

to lead the French to victory.

The hundred-year war,

a time of chaos.

Can I do it?

How will I do it?


I did it!

France is ever in my favour.

And now I am nineteen,

I have been sold to the English.

I am due to be burned at the stake.

No matter, forever I’ll be French,

Forever France will be me. 

Joan of Arc (Jeanne D’Arc)

By Madhura S.

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